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Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Making gingerbread cookies for the holidays or anytime of year is easy and fun. These Weight Watchers gingerbread people are just 3 points each! 

I think making gingerbread people is so much fun. Everyone can decorate their cookies and make them fun and festive. It’s a fun tradition and makes them taste that much better! 

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Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

If you are looking for a great way to spruce up your holiday cookie plates you have to try these gingerbread cookies. They’re fun and cute and always a hit at parties and events. 

Here is what you will need to make these gingerbread cookies: 

This may seem like a lot of ingredients for one recipe but it takes some doing to get the flavors just right for gingerbread. Trust me, these spices are a must and you’ll be so glad that you used them when your delicious cookies come out of the oven and impress your guests, friends, and loved ones! 

  • 2 3/4 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg 
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Molasses 
  • 1/2 Cup Reduced Calorie Margarine
Finished gingerbread people cookies

How to make Weight Watchers gingerbread people: 

Making these delicious Weight Watchers cookies is easier than you think! In just a few easy steps you will have some adorable gingerbread people ready to decorate and enjoy. 

  1. Use a large bow, the first seven ingredients will need to be sifted together and then set aside for later. In another bowl or in the mixer bowl add the egg, allspice, molasses, brown sugar and margarine and beat them until smooth. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients a little bit at a time until you form a stiff dough. 
  2. Make the dough into two balls, wrap them in plastic and put them into the fridge until firm, for about 1 hour.
  3. Pre heat the oven to 375°F while the oven heats up you can great your baking sheets with nonstick spray. 
  4. Take out 1 of the dough balls and roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/3 of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutters cut out the gingerbread cookies, decorate with toppings if you like and place on a baking sheet. 
  5. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until they are slightly firm. Cool the cookies on a wire rack after baking. 
  6. Recipe makes 60 cookies, points do not include toppings you may wish to add! 
another finished view of the delicious and adorable cookies.

What kinds of toppings can I add to my gingerbread men? 

There are a lot of great toppings you can use before the cookies go into the oven. You can add things like raisins, nuts, sprinkles and more. Just be sure to add the points for those toppings to your base points! 

Some other ideas for decorating your gingerbread people are icing after they bake, cinnamon candies, and chocolate chips! 

feature image showing finished gingerbread men cookies

How many points are these cookies on the different WW programs? 

You may or may not know about the new WW changes for 2020. There are now three different plan options for Weight Watchers. The good news is that this is a recipe that is the same across all three plans! 

  • Green: 3 Points per cookie
  • Blue: 3 Points per cookie
  • Purple: 3 Points per cookie
weight watchers points for this recipe

Printable Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cookies Recipe: 

Looking for more great Weight Watchers recipes? 

Here are even more Weight Watchers recipes that I think you will love. Check them out and let me know which ones you love! 

another adorable finished shot of the cute cookies.
Yield: 60 Cookies

Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

feature image showing finished gingerbread men cookies

Making gingerbread cookies for the holidays or anytime of year is easy and fun. These Weight Watchers gingerbread people are just 3 points each! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg 
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Molasses 
  • 1/2 Cup Reduced Calorie Margarine

Instructions

    1. Use a large bow, the first seven ingredients will need to be sifted together and then set aside for later. In another bowl or in the mixer bowl add the egg, allspice, molasses, brown sugar and margarine and beat them until smooth. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients a little bit at a time until you form a stiff dough. 
    2. Make the dough into two balls, wrap them in plastic and put them into the fridge until firm, for about 1 hour.
    3. Pre heat the oven to 375°F while the oven heats up you can great your baking sheets with nonstick spray. 
    4. Take out 1 of the dough balls and roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/3 of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutters cut out the gingerbread cookies, decorate with toppings if you like and place on a baking sheet. 
    5. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until they are slightly firm. Cool the cookies on a wire rack after baking. 
    6. Recipe makes 60 cookies, points do not include toppings you may wish to add! 

Notes

3 Freestyle Smart Points per cooking on Blue, Green, and Purple programs!

Nutrition Information

Yield

60

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 1g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Lin

Saturday 5th of December 2020

What size gingerbread man cookie cutter did you use?

Michele Brosius

Friday 11th of December 2020

4 inch Thanks

Rose

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Are these chewy or crunchy? Look delicious

Ann

Friday 6th of December 2019

These gingerbread cookies are SOOO adorable! They’re too cute to eat! I’ve just bookmarked the page. Making gingerbread people is indeed so much fun. I’m planning to make the cookies with my kiddos and share these with their friends. We’re gonna have a real blast! But I’m a bit terrified that I can screw everything up and the cookies won’t turn out the way I expect them to. Michele, thank you so much for sharing the idea with us and all of your useful tips. Such treasure. I look forward to your new awesome recipes. I’m so lucky to have discovered your wonderful blog. You put so much love into what you’re doing. Keep it up!

Best wishes, Ann

Michele Brosius

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by.

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.